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Birdsall Mill

Birdsall History

H. Birdsall, Son & Co was founded in Penn Yan, NY in 1860, then changing their name to E.M. Birdsall & Co approximately 10 years later.  Agricultural equipment was their initial interest, but broadened their manufacturing to circular saws around the 1880's.  In 1881 E.M. Birdsall & Co moved to Auburn, NY and became the Birdsall Company.  

United States Patent Office

On June 2, 1885 E.M. Birdsall & G. Stringer Patented their feed mechanism for saw mill carriages which improved the "Gearing for Controlling the Movements of Carriages of Saw-Mills" (Patent No. 319,181).  Click on the Patent photo below for more information.  

1904 The New Birdsall Company Year Book

Click on the publication below to view a PDF of the 1904 Year Book.  Included in the publication are Threshers, Steam Engines and Saw Mills.  Information on the No. 1 Variable Friction Feed Circular Saw Mill here at the grounds starts on page 39.

1901 The New Birdsall Co. Price List

Click on the button below to view a PDF of the 1901 Price List for Steam Threshing Machinery and Circular Saw Mills.  The No. 1 Saw Mill starts on page 9. 

Price List